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Steven J. Seidman
  • Personal Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, Workers' Compensation ...
  • Illinois
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Biography

Steven Seidman, the founding member of Seidman, Margulis and Fairman, has been practicing Personal Injury law for 40 years. During that time he has tried thousands of cases to successful award or verdict. Seidman has many multimillion dollar verdicts, and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. His high gross jury verdict for a personal injury case was $26.1 million for a seriously injured truck driver. His verdict of $3.8 million, for an attorney who contracted Legionnaire disease at the JW Marriott, in Chicago, was the highest reported verdict for that type of injury in Illinois history.

Seidman also concentrates in Workers' Compensation law for seriously injured clients. He recently obtained one of the highest, if not the highest, workers' compensation settlements in Illinois history of $6 million for a seriously injured police officer. Seidman never backs down from a trial and is known to try cases unless the settlement value is fair. He actively tries cases weekly.

Seidman is recognized by his peers as a Leading Lawyer (reserved for the top 5% of attorneys), Super Lawyer, and has consistently achieved the highest AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, selected by the judiciary and his peers.

Client approach: Every case I work on has the same importance as another. I value my clients and their trust in allowing me to help them with their legal matters during a most difficult time in their lives. I have met wonderful people under dire circumstances, and put forth my greatest effort for every one of my clients. I have enjoyed maintaining relationships with many of my clients long after their cases have been completed.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Workers' Compensation
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
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7th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP
Current
Education
DePaul College of Law
J.D. (1981) | Law
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University of Illinois
B.S. (1978)
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Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2012-2023
AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Top 100
Super Lawyers
2021-2023
Best Lawyers in Workers' Compensation
U.S. News & World Report
2016-2023
Very Good Rating
Avvo
Top 50 Verdicts in Illinois
Top Verdict
Trial Lawyer Excellence Award
Jury Verdict Reporter
Highest Reported Illinois Verdict or Settlement for Legionnaires’ Disease
Professional Associations
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member
Current
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Illinois State Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
Current
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Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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State Bar of Illinois  # 6181388
Member
Current
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Speaking Engagements
Uncivil Practice: Putting the Civility Back in Workers’ Compensation, 7th Annual Workers’ Compensation Institute: Practical Skills for the Work Comp Attorney
Websites & Blogs
Website
Steven J. Seidman's Website Profile
Website
Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP Website
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North Chicago & St. Louis Injury Updates
Contact & Map
Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP
Chicago Office
Two First National Plaza
20 S Clark St., #700
Chicago, IL 60603
Telephone: (312) 781-1977
Fax: (312) 853-2187
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
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Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: We are available 24/7 by phone or on our website.
Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP
Chicago Heights Office
12 W 15th St
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Telephone: (312) 781-1977
Fax: (708) 756-2838
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Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP
Belleville Office
110 W Main St., #110
Belleville, IL 62220
Telephone: (618) 235-7622
Fax: (224) 603-8345
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Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP
Northbrook Office
1363 Shermer Rd
#209
Northbrook, IL 60062
Telephone: (847) 580-4223
Fax: (847) 637-5795
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Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
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Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP
St. Louis Office
10805 Sunset Office Dr #300
St. Louis, MO 63127
Telephone: (314) 238-1342
Fax: (224) 603-8345
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: We are available 24/7 by phone or on our website.